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The fitness and athletic clothing industry has proved to be a giant in the Australian economy over the last few years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All the health food and healthy lifestyle trends that have been popping up these last few years have clearly had an impact in the way consumers spend their money as this market grew outstandingly. In 2015 alone, it raked in 2 billion dollars in revenue and annual growth rose by 8.8%.

Another section of this industry that has grown significantly over the last couple of years, has been the online athletic apparel industry. This is mostly due to people getting better with computers and more comfortable with buying sports gear online. According to latest reports, this industry sector has had an annual growth of 22.6% and a revenue of 71 million dollars. The future outcome of this industry is only expected to grow and double in size with the retail store section expected to grow 5.0% per year and sports gear online sales section is expected to grow a big 14.6% per year.

These industries have done wonders in providing jobs, especially the athletic apparel retail industry with jobs rising to 6,792 in 2015, even though there are only 77 businesses accounted for in the athletic apparel retail sector and another 76 businesses accounted for in the online sector. These numbers seem quite small compared to some other industries which gave space for opportunities, so if you are looking to invest in something with a promising future this is the industry to consider.

As a former basketball player, I always valued stamina and endurance over strength, and I think I speak for most athletes when I say this – endurance is far more important for most athletes over anything else. Endurance helps your workout performance, which affects the results you get from the workout and the way you feel. So if you’re someone who wants to reach their maximum potential, you should focus more on improving your stamina and endurance in and outside the gym. Improving endurance when at the gym is pretty straightforward – you do endurance exercises like planks, running or walking on the treadmill, push-ups, sit-ups and so on. When you combine such exercises and add supplements for endurance to your diet, you’re bound to

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Though autumn is on its way, there’s still time for some more summer enjoyment, and by enjoyment I mean spending time in the company of salt and sand. I’m sure you’d agree with me there’s no better way to make the most of the hot sunny days than by being at the beach, sunbathing and occasionally going in for a swim to freshen up. Then again, this gives you the opportunity to try something new and exciting, like getting to know more of the magical underwater world through diving, and not just any kind but freediving

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As you may already know, today’s motorcycles are superior to the ones from fifty or more years ago, for their design, materials, and machining are more appealing, durable and precise than ever before. However, this doesn’t mean that new bikes cannot malfunction or break down. That’s precisely why you need to take proper care of the mechanical beast you own. The three most important things you need to do in order to keep it alive as long as possible are: drive it carefully, store it somewhere appropriate (preferably under a roof), and maintain it well and regularly. Speaking of motorcycle maintenance, there are many activities that form this necessary process. Taking your bike to a professional mechanic for its annual check-up should be your first

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If you’re a newbie biker, then acquiring information about the oil of your motorcycle is a very important move. For starters, think of the oil as the lifeblood of the motorcycle; it runs through the engine making it purr like a pussycat. You should make changing the oil in your engine a habit, and to do it, you need to know why is that so important

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Bodybuilding supplements are a more controversial topic among bodybuilders than 9/11 is to most Americans. If you’re a newbie in the world of bodybuilding, you will certainly find yourself like fish out of water at a certain point when in the bodybuilding supplements section of any store. I bet you’ve seen tons of supplements in your gym and heard that a lot of people take them on daily basis, but you don’t have the guts to ask yet what they’re all about fearing you’ll look dumb and uninformed. No worries, in this article we’ll try to make it clearer what’s the point of supplements, which ones you should take, when, and why

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There’s this group of people I find particularly interesting: they love camping so much, but don’t really want to deal and be involved in the whole process of preparing and setting up the tent. I’ve heard so many funny stories about people who were really enthusiastic about spending a night or two under the night sky watching the stars, but then came home completely exhausted, frightened, and disappointed. Not because it wasn’t good, but because they couldn’t experience all that goodness they were supposed to. They were either completely in the dark because they didn’t know how to light a fire, or they were fighting to keep their tent on the ground. Rookies. I’ve been camping long enough to know a thing or two about

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Nobody is born great at anything. Everything needs much practice and experience, and this is no different when it comes to fishing. Becoming exceptionally good in this sport or recreational activity, takes a lot of patience and time paired with efficient learning. At first sight, it may look like something really simple, but only after your first few unsuccessful fishing trips you’ll realize that you couldn’t have been more wrong

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One of the most exhilarating sports that allows cyclists to push themselves to the limits in a variety of settings is mountain biking. It consists of riding a specially designed bike through rough terrain. It’s an activity that challenges riders both physically and mentally as they try to navigate through rocks, ravines, valleys, hills and anything that nature puts in front of them. Besides the thrill of riding on dangerous terrain, biking in general has many health benefits to the human body. The great loss of calories and the use of all the lower body muscles can help keep you in better shape. And we can all agree that mountain biking can be much more fun than hiking. All you need is an appropriate mountain

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Riding a horse is a pretty fulfilling experience: you ride on the back of one of the most gracious, peaceful creatures on Earth, chasing the wind and the sun in a vast and open territory. Probably the best thing about riding a horse is that you’re never alone – there’s your partner, the horse. It’s quite an interesting thing this connection between the horse and the rider. While we’re not so able to understand horses, our emotional and even physical condition is very apparent to them, as claimed by experienced horseback riders

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With consumerism booming, it’s certainly a time of many choices available that make us and the society we live in of a rather ungrateful character. The reason for this lies in not seeing the importance and values of what we have because as it’s said “you don’t miss the water till the well runs dry”. Unless you develop a habit of remembering to be thankful for the stuff you have, you won’t exactly appreciate things until you find yourself in the situation of needing the exact thing you lack. To put it in other words, you may not exactly notice electricity, or light in general, but when you are in a situation of a blackout or having to walk at night after dark then the

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